Have you ever been out walking or attending to your duties, and by the end of the day, you are feeling sharp heel pains that persist? Even though there are tons of causes of heel pain to us, one of the major causes is the condition known as Plantar Fasciitis. This is an illness or infection that comes about due to inflammation of the thick band that runs across the bottom part of your foot. Known as the plantar fascia, the band connects the toes of your leg to the heel bone.
It is common for Plantar Fasciitis patients to complain of sharp stabbing wounds, especially when taking the first few steps in the morning. After this, the pains start to decrease gradually, eventually coming to a halt. However, the pain might come back again later in the day, especially if you have spent the better part of the day walking or standing for long hours.
One thing about this condition is that it is common among athletes. Especially the runners. Additionally, overweight people are as well as those people whose shoes aren’t well balanced. However, one might wonder, what are some of the most common symptoms of plantar Fasciitis?
The most common symptom is stabbing pain in the foot. The pain is mainly concentrated on the bottom part of the foot, just close to the heel. This pain will tend to increase when your leg hasn’t been in motion for some time, for example, after you have spent some hours sitting. Most people, however, tend to mistake the condition with normal heel pain. One way to differentiate it from other forms of foot pain is that when you exercise, you will feel the impact (and pain) after you are done, not during the exercise itself.